[PATCH 4.18 104/171] clockevents/drivers/i8253: Add support for PIT shutdown quirk

Greg Kroah-Hartman gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Mon Nov 19 16:28:20 UTC 2018

4.18-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Michael Kelley <mikelley at microsoft.com>

commit 35b69a420bfb56b7b74cb635ea903db05e357bec upstream.

Add support for platforms where pit_shutdown() doesn't work because of a
quirk in the PIT emulation. On these platforms setting the counter register
to zero causes the PIT to start running again, negating the shutdown.

Provide a global variable that controls whether the counter register is
zero'ed, which platform specific code can override.

Signed-off-by: Michael Kelley <mikelley at microsoft.com>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx at linutronix.de>
Cc: "gregkh at linuxfoundation.org" <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: "devel at linuxdriverproject.org" <devel at linuxdriverproject.org>
Cc: "daniel.lezcano at linaro.org" <daniel.lezcano at linaro.org>
Cc: "virtualization at lists.linux-foundation.org" <virtualization at lists.linux-foundation.org>
Cc: "jgross at suse.com" <jgross at suse.com>
Cc: "akataria at vmware.com" <akataria at vmware.com>
Cc: "olaf at aepfle.de" <olaf at aepfle.de>
Cc: "apw at canonical.com" <apw at canonical.com>
Cc: vkuznets <vkuznets at redhat.com>
Cc: "jasowang at redhat.com" <jasowang at redhat.com>
Cc: "marcelo.cerri at canonical.com" <marcelo.cerri at canonical.com>
Cc: KY Srinivasan <kys at microsoft.com>
Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/1541303219-11142-2-git-send-email-mikelley@microsoft.com
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>

 drivers/clocksource/i8253.c |   14 ++++++++++++--
 include/linux/i8253.h       |    1 +
 2 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/clocksource/i8253.c
+++ b/drivers/clocksource/i8253.c
@@ -20,6 +20,13 @@
+ * Handle PIT quirk in pit_shutdown() where zeroing the counter register
+ * restarts the PIT, negating the shutdown. On platforms with the quirk,
+ * platform specific code can set this to false.
+ */
+bool i8253_clear_counter_on_shutdown __ro_after_init = true;
 #ifdef CONFIG_CLKSRC_I8253
  * Since the PIT overflows every tick, its not very useful
@@ -109,8 +116,11 @@ static int pit_shutdown(struct clock_eve
 	outb_p(0x30, PIT_MODE);
-	outb_p(0, PIT_CH0);
-	outb_p(0, PIT_CH0);
+	if (i8253_clear_counter_on_shutdown) {
+		outb_p(0, PIT_CH0);
+		outb_p(0, PIT_CH0);
+	}
 	return 0;
--- a/include/linux/i8253.h
+++ b/include/linux/i8253.h
@@ -21,6 +21,7 @@
 #define PIT_LATCH	((PIT_TICK_RATE + HZ/2) / HZ)
 extern raw_spinlock_t i8253_lock;
+extern bool i8253_clear_counter_on_shutdown;
 extern struct clock_event_device i8253_clockevent;
 extern void clockevent_i8253_init(bool oneshot);

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